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Murder By the Book

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1968

Seller ID: 008231

Condition: Good


Bantam F3901, 168 pp. Spine slanted, somewhat creased, light reading crease, a little edge and cover wear. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. "Clasping one of his precious orchids, the incredibly brilliant gourmet Nero Wolfe has a question to tax his daring deductive genius. Could a book be responsible for murder? Impossible. And yet those who made the mistake of knowing its contents were goners. The total so far: four victims. The only cl... View more info

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The Hand in the Glove

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $5.45

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1973

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 008232

ISBN: 0515030252

Condition: Good


Ex-library with all the usual markings. Rebound by library with sturdy cloth boards, some cover wear. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid reading copy. In a departure from Nero Wolfe, this mystery features Dol Bonner, a private investigator with her own agency. She goes on to make at least one appearance in a later Nero Wolfe story. "Dol Bonner's methods were unorthodox - it's certainly unusual to use a pistol as a lie detector - but they h... View more info

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Gambit

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $13.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1975

Edition: 27th Edition; 8th Bantam Printing

Seller ID: 183131

ISBN: 0553087754

Condition: Very Good


Bantam Q8775, 155 pp. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, some yellowing to covers, binding tight. A little tanning but text is clean and unmarked. Pages 31-34 have small closed tear and 1/2" crease on leading edge. A nice copy. "Jerin was a mental freak-one of those eerily brilliant geniuses who could play a dozen games of chess at once and win every one of them. Blount was a millionaire fanatic with a fiendishly ingenious plan for beating Jerin at his favorit... View more info

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Death of a Doxy

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.44

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1967

Edition: Twentieth Edition; 1st Bantam printing

Seller ID: 8342

Condition: Very Good


Bantam F3476, first paperback printing. Slight spine crease, light reading crease, corners bumped, a little edge wear. Pages tanned but text is clean and unmarked. An attractive copy. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 122 pages; "Orrie Cather, one of Nero Wolfe's occasional employees, is in jail, suspected of murdering a lovely young thing. The lovely young thing has been the well-kept possession of a certain wealthy and influential man who has reasons for not wishing ... View more info

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Fer-de-Lance

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.45

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1983

Edition: Reprint; 1st Bantam printing

Seller ID: 8343

ISBN: 0553230336

Condition: Good+


Spine somewhat rolled, creased, reading crease, minor edge wear and rubbing, front cover appears somewhat sunned. A little tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 199 pages; The very first Nero Wolfe mystery. "A discarded newspaper, a young engineer's mysterious disappearance, and the death of a college president induce the great detective to wager $10,000 with the district attorney -- and help a young daughte... View more info

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The President Vanishes

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1976

Edition: 27th Edition; 6th Pyramid printing

Seller ID: 8373

ISBN: 0515031739

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, binding fairly tight. A little tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; Pyramid V3173; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 203 pages; Originally published anonymously, this was Stout's last novel before he introduced Nero Wolfe. "President kidnapped! "Washington was in the grip of hysteria and treason - the Vice President was a virtual prisoner, the Army threatened revolt . . . Hour by hour, th... View more info

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The Father Hunt

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1969

Edition: 27th Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 8520

Condition: Very Good


Corners a little chipped, minor edge wear, light reading crease, a little sunning to covers. A nice copy. ; Bantam H4467, 139 pp. 2nd Bantam printing. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 139 pages; "'Dear Amy, This money is from your father. I have not seen him or heard from him since four months before you were born, but two weeks after you were born I received a bank check for one thousand dollars in the mail, and I have received one every month since then . . .' ... View more info

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Too Many Cooks

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $42.00

Publisher: New York, Triangle Books: 1941

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 8550

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Red cloth with black lettering, book title inside black circle on front board, 303 pp. Corners worn, minor edge wear and rubbing, boards starting to separate but text block firmly attached. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy with no dust jacket. ; nero wolfe; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 303 pages; "They're 'The Fifteen Masters.' These babies are famous. One of them cooks sausages that people fight duels over. They meet every five years on the... View more info

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Some Buried Caesar

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $31.50

Publisher: New York, Triangle Books: 1941

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 8551

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Green cloth with yellow lettering, 296 pp. Spine a bit cocked, sunned, some chipping at base. Corners bumped, a little edge wear, light soiling to boards, boards starting to separate. Light tanning but text clean and unmarked. A solid copy. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 296 pages; "A car accident strands Wolfe and Archie in the midst of an upstate family feud over $45,000 worth of prize bull-a feud that turns ugly when the beef in question is found pawing the mangl... View more info

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Murder By the Book

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $32.50

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1951

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 8560

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


Yellow boards, red lettering, 216 pp. Spine slightly cocked, corners a bit worn, slight edge wear and rubbing, a little tape residue on end papers. Jacket in new Brodart, minor edge wear and chipping mostly along top edge, spine a bit sunned, some chipping and mostly closed tears at base which have been repaired with tape, tape residue at top and bottom of front and back panels along with some general wear. Overall, a solid copy of an uncommon hardback. ; 7 ¾" X 9 ... View more info

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Rex Stout : Seven Complete Nero Wolfe Novels (The Silent Speaker, Might as Well be Dead, If Death Ever Slept, 3 at Wolfe's Door, Gambit, Please Pass the Guilt, A Family Affair)

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $34.00

Publisher: New York, Wings Books: 1983

Edition: 27th Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 8564

ISBN: 051703753X

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


Green cloth over navy boards, gold lettering, 745 pp. Corners a bit worn, minor edge wear and rubbing especially at base of spine. Jacket in new Brodart, a little edge wear, small mostly closed tear at top of spine. A nice copy. ; Nero Wolfe; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 745 pages; This is an omnibus edition, containing seven Nero Wolfe books -- 6 novels and one trio of novelettes. Included are "The Silent Speaker," "Might as Well Be Dead," "If Death... View more info

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Where There's a Will

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $9.85

Publisher: New York, Avon: 1968

Edition: 27th Edition; 6th Avon printing

Seller ID: 8596

Condition: Good


Avon S370, 160 pp. Spine slanted, creased, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, small closed tear at top of spine, light reading crease. A little crease at top of pages to the last portion of the text block. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 160 pages; "In one room of the old mansion a heavily-veiled woman screamed hysterically that she knew who had murdered her husband, Noel Hawthorne. " At the same momen... View more info

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Some Buried Caesar

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $44.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: 1939

Seller ID: 8615

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Red cloth with gold lettering, 296 pp. Ex-library with all the typical markings and pockets plus stamps that say 'Worn out'. Spine a bit cocked, sunned. Corners worn, a little edge wear, light soiling to boards. Light tanning, a couple pages with pencil markings. ; No original dust jacket, but the library improvised a blank, protective cover with title hand lettered on spine. Cover in new Brodart. Even without the jacket, this copy can be identified as a first ed... View more info

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The Doorbell Rang

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1983

Edition: 27th Edition; 9th New Bantam printing

Seller ID: 8627

ISBN: 0553237217

Condition: Very Good


Bantam 23721-7, 153 pp, corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing, light reading crease. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. An attractive copy. ; Ad for the Agatha Christie Mystery Collection (a subscription program) tipped into center of book, including return postcard. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 153 pages; "A very rich woman comes to Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin, claiming that she is being harrassed by the FBI. She reports that agents are f... View more info

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Not Quite Dead Enough

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, Jove Books: 1979

Edition: 27th Edition; 1st Jove Printing

Seller ID: 8628

ISBN: 0515051195

Condition: Very Good-


Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing, light reading crease. A little tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 158 pages; "An unknown motive . . . A killer who couldn't have killed . . . A fake murder that came true, add up to a bizarre case for Nero Wolfe in Not Quite Dead Enough. Plus: a second Nero Wolfe branbender, Booby Trap, where Wolfe throws a blast for a mad bomber!&#... View more info

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The Golden Spiders

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1969

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 8629

Condition: Good+


Spine a little slanted and creased, corners bumped, minor edge wear, rubbing, and soiling, light reading crease. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. ; Bantam F3991. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 150 pages; "Incredibly brilliant Nero Wolfe, lover of fine food and prize orchids, is famous for his genius at detection. He is also famous for his wealthy clients and extremely high fees. So why has Wolfe accepted a case for $4.30? And why have t... View more info

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Her Forbidden Knight

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf: 2000

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 8630

ISBN: 0786707291

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. A fairly tight, attractive copy. ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 265 pages; Rex Stout's first novel, originally written in 1913 (during his first writing career), was never published in book form until 1997. "Prefiguring the devices and charades of the celebrated Nero Wolfe mysteries, Rex Stout's first detective novel follows the fortunes of the pretty, young Lila Williams, a telegraph operator at New York's swank L... View more info

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Too Many Clients

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $6.75

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1971

Edition: 27th Edition; 3rd New Bantam printing

Seller ID: 8638

Condition: Fair


Bantam Q6867, 188 pp. Reading copy. Spine a bit slanted, creased, some edge wear, covers worn, pages rippled likely from damp. Pages tanned but text is unmarked. A solid reading copy. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 188 pages; "Sex wasn't Nero Wolfe's specialty but in this case he couldn't get away from it! To a gaudy little, satin-upholstered hower of carnality in a cheap rooming house Thomas Yeager made a daily, after-hours retreat from respectability. ... View more info

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Triple Zeck : A Nero Wolfe Omnibus (And Be a Villain; The Second Confession; In the Best Families)

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1974

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 8639

ISBN: 0670731307

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Black boards with gold lettering, 502 pp. Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in Brodart protective cover, minor edge wear and chipping, especially to corners and base of spine. A nice copy. ; nero wolfe; 7 ¾" X 9 ¾"; 502 pages; Omnibus edition of the three novels where Nero Wolfe encounters an arch nemesis: Arnold Zeck. "In And Be a Villain, the first of these three full-length novels of the late 1940s, Nero Wolfe ca... View more info

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Three for the Chair

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1971

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 006379

Condition: Good


Reading copy. Some creasing to spine and covers, some edge wear and darkening. Dampstains to lower right corner of a number of pages - text is not affected. A solid reading copy. ; Nero Wolfe; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 154 pages; A trio of Nero Wolfe mystery stories, including 'A Window for Death', 'Immune to Murder', and 'Too Many Detectives." "One thing is certain to distract Nero Wolfe from his culinary and horticultural pursuits . . . murder. And... View more info